Bombardier Transportation has received a $138-million Cdn order from German Railways (Deutsche Bahn) for the production of 65 double-deck passenger coaches.
The 54 trailer cars and 11 driving cars, which will be manufactured at Bombardier Transportation’s site in Gorlitz, Germany, are scheduled for delivery between November 2003 and April 2004. They shall be operated in the area of Berlin-Brandenburg and in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania.
Bombardier Transportation has already supplied Deutsche Bahn with over 1,000 double-deck cars in the past ten years. Their large carrying capacity qualifies these products for use predominantly in metropolitan railroad systems and regional transport.
The 65 air-conditioned cars are said to represent the latest generation of double-deck trains. They are designed for a maximum speed of 160 km/h and feature equipment such as screens for passenger information and entertainment.